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The Word Of Wisdom
August 10, 2013

Living The Word Of Wisdom Will Ensure You Live The Healthiest Life Possible

Gospel Basics Series: The Commandments

The Word of Wisdom is the Lord’s law of health, and it was revealed to Joseph Smith as part of the restoration. The Word of Wisdom is nice because it clarifies the diet that is the healthiest. There are so many diets out there and many experts can’t agree. The Lord knew that people would use diet as a means to make money.

The Lord said, “Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation.” (D&C 89: 4)

At the core of this law of health is to believe that your body is sacred and a temple. There are many foods that are not forbidden and which are health destroying such as soda.

The Lord’s law of health is found in D&C 89. Some of the highlights are as follows.

  • Whole grains are the staff of life.
  • Meat should be eaten sparingly.
  • Erbs and fruits should be eaten in their season.

Eating primarily a plant-based diet will give you the healthiest life. Experts say that maintaining an alkaline body is how you prevent disease. A plant-based diet alkalinizes your body. Don’t read into this too much and think that it is a sin to not follow this diet, which is not what is meant here.

Some things are forbidden and are considered a sin if you partake of them. These are things that must be overcome before being baptized. They can keep you out of the temple and barred from partaking of the sacrament. These substances are;

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Cofee
  • Tea
  • Harmful drugs

Chapel Address and contact information: 1928 E. South Campus Drive, Salt Lake City; (University of Utah, next to the institute) 801-562-8089. You can also call 801-259-6709 for the mission home in Midvale if you want to talk to someone.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a worldwide church. Most likely there is a chapel near you.

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